How to reset a form

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A common need on a Web page that contains a form is to reset it to the original state.

I think that some time ago many forms had a “reset” button, although now I see it being used less and less.

The reset button is an input element with type="reset":

<input type="reset">

You can programmatically reset a form using JavaScript, too.

All you need is the form element reference:

const form = document.querySelector('form')

and then you can call the reset() method on the it:


This will clear all the elements in the form, restoring them to the original state.